Texas football vs. Oklahoma State preview

Texas football plays against Oklahoma State this weekend, and it should be a great game to watch. Let’s break down this matchup between two high-profile teams. Texas offense Despite the defense playing well against Baylor last week, it's still hard to trust it considering its past performances. The offense is the reason Texas has won three games this year. Specifically, because of Sam Ehlinger and his level of play this season. Ehlinger is not only responsible for the passing but the running game as well. He ran for nearly 300 yards this season and has scored seven rushing touchdowns on top of that. His rushing performances prevent opposing defenses from committing an extra defender in the passing game. That is important because it

5 ways Texas football can upset Oklahoma State

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Texas football has a big matchup this Saturday against Oklahoma State. Every game is a must win for the Longhorns. Here are five ways Texas can pull off the upset. Sam Ehlinger Ehlinger is the best player on this team and the leader. Texas can win this game if he is playing great. The guy that played outstanding the first four weeks didn’t show up against Baylor, but the Longhorns still got the win. Ehlinger must play lights out if Texas is going to have any chance at pulling off this upset. The Longhorns played too complacent and weren’t pushing the tempo. Then the Bears started to score some points, but there just wasn’t enough time left on the clock. Ehlinger and the

Texas football beats Baylor, recovers from consecutive losses

Texas football recovered from consecutive losses and beat Baylor 27-16 this past Saturday. Let’s break down how the game went. Sam Ehlinger Sam Ehlinger was shut down for the most part, which was surprising. If Texas is going to win out and get to the Big 12 Championship, he needs to play better than he did last Saturday. He looked different compared to the guy we've seen play the first four weeks. Ehlinger finished with 270 passing yards with one touchdown and one interception. He also added 51 rushing yards on 15 carries and two rushing touchdowns. Thankfully the defense came through and held Baylor to under 20 points, and Texas got the win. Ehlinger will have to go into Heisman mode with

Texas Football vs. Baylor Preview

After a bye week and two consecutive losses, Texas football is back on the field. It will resume this season against Baylor this Saturday. Let's break down the matchup between these teams. Texas Offense The problems this season haven’t come from the offense. It’s been a backbone for the team this year and is the main reason Texas has two wins so far. Sam Ehlinger has been tremendous this season. He did have two turnovers against Oklahoma two weeks ago but other than that, he's had a respectable season. Ehlinger has had 1,211 passing yards with 16 touchdowns and four interceptions. He’s also the Longhorns leading rusher with 242 rushing yards on 50 carries and five touchdowns. Those are nearly Heisman level numbers

Duke football vs. NC State preview

Duke football has a tough matchup this week against NC State. Both teams are trying to keep themselves in the win column this weekend. Let’s look at both teams starting with Duke. Duke offense This offense has been struggling this year but finally had something to be happy about last week. Chase Brice showed some improvement these past two weeks, but if Duke is going to salvage the season, it must take care of the ball and win the turnover battle. Duke’s running dynamic duo of Mataeo Durant and Deon Jackson showed out last week. They both ran for over 150 yards each last week against Syracuse, it’s hard to beat that. That should be Duke’s main focus again this week and

Meet Texas football writer Jesus Mata

Hello Longhorn Fans, my name is Jesus Mata. I was born in El Paso, Texas but now live in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. I’m a senior at the University of New Mexico. My major is journalism and my minor in professional writing. You may know me from the articles I’ve written for Deceptive Speed, about Duke football so far this season. I will now be writing about Texas football starting next week. About Me Like a lot of kids growing up in Texas, football is something that has always been a part of my life. I played football for Rio Rancho High School and was a linebacker. While I didn’t start in high school, I got a chance to have a lot

Duke football: 5 ways to finish with winning season

Duke football was able to get its very first win of the season against Syracuse this past weekend 38-24. Can Duke turn its season around and finish with a with a winning record? Here are five ways they can accomplish that. Running Game Mataeo Durant and Deon Jackson helped Duke get that win last week and were the stars of the game. Jackson and Durant combined for a total of 332 rushing yards last week. They won’t be able to do that every week, but Duke clearly had a plan to run the ball, and it worked. Duke has been trying to get that part of its game to work, and it finally broke through last week. The Blue Devils need to

Duke football: Running game leads to first win

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Duke football was finally able to get a running game going for the first time this season. Mataeo Durant and Deon Jackson didn’t just run well, they both had career performances. Duke was able to beat Syracuse this past Saturday and win 38-24. Running game Durant and Jackson both played an outstanding game against Syracuse to help Duke get its first win of the season. Jackson had 125 rushing yards in the first half alone, while Durant ran for 102 with one touchdown. Duke finished with 247 rushing yards in the first half. I’ve been saying for weeks Duke had to find a way to get its running game going, and it finally broke through. This was a good morale booster and something

Duke football vs. Syracuse preview

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Duke football is still trying to get its first win of the season. This week it is matching up against Syracuse. Duke Offense Chase Brice played well last week, and he’ll have to keep it up if Duke is going to win this season. For the offense to perform well, it starts with him. Brice must prove he can be a leader for this team and lead his team to victory, or Duke will have to find someone else next year. Mataeo Durant and Deon Jackson both played well. A couple of weeks ago, I said Duke should give Durant more carries. Duke has increased Durant’s carries since then, and it seems to have paid off. Duke Defense This defense showed up again this

Will Duke football win a game this season?

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Will Duke football win a game this season? That is the question fans have on their minds. The Blue Devils are (0-4) and will be matching up against Syracuse (1-2) this weekend. Turnovers Duke has been all over the place this year whether it's turning over the ball or benching Chase Brice toward the end of the Virginia game. Despite showing some improvement, it is still hard to be optimistic. Duke has 15 turnovers so far this season, and it will need to cut that down immediately. Duke needs to score more touchdowns than it has turnovers if it is going to save this season. The Blue Devils showed improvement by winning the turnover battle against Virginia Tech this past weekend. Now let’s